Two-thirds of businesses ban workers from using WiFi hotspots for fear of security

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The use of free WiFi hotspots has been banned by almost two thirds of business organisations, according to a new survey.

The research, conducted by mobile connectivity provider iPass, also found that a further 20% of those surveyed are planning to introduce such bans, with an overwhelming majority (94%) seeing free WiFi hotspots as a significant mobile security threat.


GHM Communications appoints Peter Crosby as Enterprise Telephony Consultant

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Wifi and business telephone system provider GHM Communications has appointed Peter Crosby as Enterprise Telephony Consultant.  

GHM Care shortlisted for 2016 Comms Dealer Sales & Marketing Awards

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GHM  Care team has been shortlisted for the Reseller: Businesses up to £2.5m turnover category at this years’ Comms Dealer Sales & Marketing Awards.  

Top Safety Accreditation for GHM

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GHM has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety in the delivery of its’ care home WiFi technology and telephone systems.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.


Happy birthday to the telephone – 140 years old this week!

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The history of the telephone dates back to 1667, when English polymath Robert Hooke created the first acoustic string telephone. Yet, it would take 209 years until Alexander Graham Bell successfully carried out the first bi-directional transmission of clear speech on March 10, 1876. “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you,” where the first words ever spoken over a telephone line.  

The space race for better internet access

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OK, so it’s going to be a few years until this has an impact on your Care Home WiFi, but there’s a huge amount of activity going on in space, including the use of ‘smart satellites’ that looks like it will result in better internet access globally. You may not be aware that the two technology leaders Google and Facebook are already working on ways to beam internet access from the sky to remote areas, Google with high-flying balloons and Facebook with a combination of drones and larger, more complex satellites.  

Large scale architecture upgrade needed to deal with growing network use

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We read with interest this article by Daniel Thomas at the FT. He looks at the growing pressures of internet use and cloud based networks and how the next disruption will be upgrading the network infrastructure so it’s fit for purpose.  

BT to divert nuisance calls for free

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BT has said it will launch a new service later this year to divert nuisance calls within its network before they ring on customers’ phones.  

Why your care home should upgrade to 802.11AC Wave 2 Wi-Fi

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The latest revision of Wi-Fi, 802.11AC Wave 2, brings gigabit speed to the wireless network and puts it on par or even ahead of the wired network. Historically, workers had to choose between a fast-wired connection and the freedom of wireless. However, users no longer have to compromise, as now they can have speed and mobility. In addition to speed, Wave 2 brings MU-MIMO to Wi-Fi. This feature dedicates bandwidth on a per-user basis bringing wired switch-like performance to Wi-Fi.  

Mobiles and data calling key in Deloitte 2016 technology predictions

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According to the accountancy firm Deloitte, superfast internet, virtual reality and a more varied use of mobile phones are amongst their predictions for how technology will improve in 2016. Deloitte is predicting more people will be using superfast internet, which is more than 15 times faster than the current speeds used.  

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